Summary of News

1. Acting President says that obtaining solid insider information is particularly important in order to attack the enemy military at its core

At the 28th Cabinet Meeting of the National Unity Government held on August 22, Acting President Duwa Lashi La remarked:

“The National Unity Government has already built an intelligence mechanism capable of detecting the activities and processes of the military council, which continues to persecute the general population on a daily basis. We need to systematically develop this intelligence mechanism more firmly and compactly. In the military affairs, getting first-hand information is very important. At the same time, I would like to emphasise that obtaining solid insider information is particularly important in order to attack the enemy military council at its core. It can be considered my special caution to the relevant officials not to be careless in this case and to be systematically compact and strong.”

The Acting President continued by stressing the significance of strengthening alliance ties with the ethnic resistance organisations and the fact that the success of resistance warfare heavily relies on being able to establish alliances.

2. Due to its dollar shortage, the military junta is even unable to properly fund its employees’ overseas travel expenses

U Tin Tun Naing, Union Minister for the National Unity Government’s Ministry of Planning, Finance and Investment, spoke at a Spring Revolution Talk with U Min Ko Naing in August that the military junta is experiencing a dollar crisis and is even unable to properly pay its employees’ oversea travel allowances.

Union Minister said, “Especially for their non-CDM employees from their Ministry of Foreign Affairs, they can no longer properly pay the overseas travel allowance for them when they are on a mission abroad, as they used to. This is because the allowances are to be paid in dollars, and they are experiencing a dollar crisis. They are bankrupt now.”

The United States has been imposing economic sanctions on two banks under the military junta: the Myanma Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and the Myanma Investment and Commercial Bank (MICB).

“The fact that the terrorist military leader Min Aung Hlaing himself said that the dollar was being used as a weapon with a crying voice at an event in Russia was an effect of this [dollar crisis],” the Union Minister continued.

“It is obvious that not only the military is disbanded on the military front, but also the financial front is also bankrupt,” the Union Minister added.

3. A total of 17 million kyats were awarded to those soldiers and police who took refuge in the People’s Embrace Programme in Taze Township

A total of 17 million kyats were awarded to junta soldiers and police who contacted the Taze Township People’s Administrative Organisation (Taze Pa-Ah-Fa) to seek refuge in the People’s Embrace Programme of the National Unity Government, according to a statement made on August 21 by the organisation.

“The Taze Township People’s Administrative Organisation has provided subsidies to soldiers and police who took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM) and took refuge in the People’s Embrace Program. To date, we have connected the National Unity Government’s People’s Embrace Committee to provide a total of 17 million kyats in subsidies to the soldier and police CDMers,” the Taze Township People’s Administrative Organisation stated.

The 10th support was granted at an event where officials from the Taze Township People’s Administrative Organisation attended and gave encouraging words to the defected soldiers and police.

4. In Kani Township, a skirmish broke out between the ULF coalition forces and the junta column’s vanguard, capturing a squad leader and seizing ammunition

According to the release of the Union Liberation Front (ULF), a skirmish took place between the ambush squad of the ULF coalition forces and the 25 advance scout soldiers of the military council column stationed in Nwar Chan Kone village in Kani Township on August 20.

During the 25-minute exchange of fire, a member of the military junta was killed, squad leader Tun Win was taken prisoner, and two 40-mm grenades, 250 rounds of ammo produced by the military factories, and two box magazines were seized, according to the ULF.

The operation was carried out by the ULF coalition forces’ Comrade Column, KLG Column, and Alpha Column, and all members involved successfully retreated unhurt.

5. Two junta policemen who surrendered to PDF-Zoland with weapons were each awarded 5 million kyat

On August 22, the PDF-Zoland notified, “On August 20, two policemen who surrendered to the PDF-Zoland with full weapons were awarded 10 million kyat.”

There are soldiers and police who surrender because they no longer want to serve under the terrorist military regime that is losing ground militarily.

Through the country, more than 10,000 junta soldiers and police have been defected to the side of the public and are taking part in the civil disobedience movement.

6. Justice For Myanmar (JFM) objects to ASEAN’s invitation of the Myanmar military junta representatives to meetings held in Indonesia and Thailand in August

Justice for Myanmar (JFM) voiced its objection to ASEAN’s invitation of Myanmar military junta representatives to the 55th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting and related meetings held in Indonesia on August 17–22 and to the 26th ASEAN Directors-General of Immigration Departments and Heads of Consular Affairs Divisions of Ministries of Foreign Affairs Meeting (26th DGICM) and related meetings held in Thailand on August 8–10.

“ASEAN continuing to legitimise & embolden the illegal #Myanmar junta, inviting reps to ASEAN Economic Ministers meeting in Indonesia & Directors-General of Immigration Depts meeting in Thailand. The junta is NOT the government of Myanmar. ASEAN must exclude junta at ALL levels,” JFM wrote on X (Twitter) on August 21.

The ministers of the military junta are currently excluded from ASEAN high-level meetings and related meetings.

#Credit : Radio NUG

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